Friday, May 17, 2013
The Lehigh Valley County Animal Response Team will conduct a 24-hour emergency evacuation drill with the Lehigh County Humane Society to better prepare for animal emergencies.
The Lehigh Valley County Animal Response Team will conduct a 24-hour emergency evacuation drill with the Lehigh County Humane Society Saturday and Sunday to better prepare for animal emergencies, according to a release from LV CART. The drill will begin at noon Saturday and end at noon on Sunday. About 50 animals will be involved in the drill. LVCART is trained to respond to the needs of animals during large-scale emergencies and disasters. Because a stream runs behind the Lehigh County Humane Society, it is possible the facility might be affected by flooding, which is potentially dangerous for their animals, according to a release. The exercise is a first-of-its-kind involving the LVCART and an animal sheltering organization in Lehigh …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Lehigh County Humane Society is offering 'St. Catrick's Day' specials on feline adoptions throughout March.
The Lehigh County Humane Society is celebrating "Saint CATrick's" Day throughout March: During these days all cats in the humane society will be $17 off of the adoption cost. For more information, contact LCHS at 610-797-1205. The shelter, located at 640 Dixon St., Allentown, is open:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Lehigh County Humane Society hopes March will be just as successful for pet adoptions as January and February were.
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Wednesday, March 6
Lehigh Valley Humane Society reports on its Facebook page: We sold 63 spay/neuter certificates in the month of February. Since January 1-February 28, we found new loving homes for 169 homeless cats/dogs. Thank you all so much for helping us do so! Let's keep our paws crossed that March will be just as successful! A recent tally noted 101dogs—including 89 pit bull mixes—being cared for, loved, receiving veterinary care and looking for forever homes at the LCHS. This is the breed that needs rescuing, this is the breed that needs a forever home.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Commissioner David Bond wants the township to look into having pet owners share some costs when picking up a runaway pet.
South Whitehall saved money this year by picking The Sanctuary at Haafsville over the Lehigh County Humane Society for animal control services but they are still paying more than North Whitehall for the same service and Commissioner David Bond wants to investigate recouping some of the costs from pet owners. In South Whitehall, the Humane Society bid $10,200 for a 2013 annual contract and The Sanctuary bid $6,000. In North Whitehall, The Sanctuary is charging $50 to collect cats and $100 for dogs. During the Wednesday night meeting Bond told fellow commissioners he looked at the law and "it's pretty glaring that we are allowed to collect money...the township can collect $50" from pet owners. "We are looking at $200-300 per animal as …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Both South and North Whitehall townships recently opted for an animal control contract with The Sanctuary at Haafsville but North Whitehall gets a sweeter deal.
Citing significant cost savings, both South Whitehall and North Whitehall chose to award their animal control contracts to The Sanctuary at Haafsville instead of the Lehigh County Humane Society, but North Whitehall appears to have the better deal. In South Whitehall, the Humane Society bid $10,200 for a 2013 annual contract and The Sanctuary bid $6,000. In North Whitehall, The Sanctuary is charging $50 to collect cats and $100 for dogs. North Whitehall supervisors didn't even consider a bid from the Humane Society this year. Three years ago, North Whitehall opted for The Sanctuary, based in Upper Macungie, when the Humane Society upped its annual bid to $7,400. Last year, South Whitehall had a contract with The Sanctuary that was …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
11 small skinned animals found near a Lower Macungie park in Lehigh County on Friday were foxes not dogs, according to a Lehigh County Humane Society officer
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
11 small animals found dead near a Lower Macungie park on Friday have been identified as foxes, not dogs.
Eleven small animals found dead and skinned near Lower Macungie's Quarry Park Friday have been tentatively identified as foxes because of their teeth, according to Christine Wiggins of the Lehigh County Humane Society. Further testing is needed to be sure, Bruce Fritch of the humane society told The Morning Call. A press release from state police originally indicated the animals were puppies, sparking outrage among local animal lovers. An Upper Macungie woman who was walking her dogs on Friday afternoon near the park made the gruesome discovery and called state police. She did not want to disclose exactly what she saw for fear of jeopardizing the investigation. The woman told Patch, "It's very upsetting. And I worry what kind of person …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Township Public Works employee Ralph Snyder posts photos of stray dogs on Craigslist to help their owners find them.
Ralph Snyder’s job description in South Whitehall Township’s Public Works Department says nothing about looking for owners of stray dogs picked up by the police department. But Snyder knows how he’d feel if his 3-year-old beagle Maddy was lost so he has taken it upon himself to advertise the strays on Craigslist. “It just gives them a little extra chance to be found,” Snyder said Thursday. “I’m a dog lover and it’s an extra tool to let the owners know.” Police Lt. John Christman said when officers find stray or abandoned dogs, they put them in a kennel at the Public Works building until the Lehigh County Humane Society can get them in a day or two. “Ralph became the primary caregiver,” Christman said. “I think it’s great because he cares …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
South Whitehall is again contracting with the Lehigh County Humane Society for animal control services.
The Lehigh County Humane Society is once again picking up South Whitehall's stray dogs and cats. Township commissioners this month voted unanimously to return to the Humane Society for animal control services, just one year after leaving the organization to contract with the Sanctuary at Haafsville in Upper Macungie. Manager Jon Hammer would not specify why the township would no longer use the Sanctuary, saying only that the Humane Society would best serve the township's needs. Before choosing not to renew its contract with the Humane Society in 2011, the township had relied on that organization for animal control services for 19 years. At the time of the switch, township officials did not give a reason for leaving the Humane Society, …